Grilled Shrimp Scampi in a Foil Packet

A super-fast, simple and summery version of shrimp scampi -- with no chasing your shrimp around the grill or dropping it through the grates. Plus, clean-up is a breeze!
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Nutrition Info
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2 pounds thawed frozen peeled and deveined large shrimp, tails removed

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into cubes

2 tablespoons dry white wine

4 cloves garlic, chopped

Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped

Pasta, rice or grilled bread, for serving


  1. Prepare a grill for high heat.
  2. Layer two 18-inch-long pieces of foil on top of each other. Put the shrimp, butter, wine, garlic and lemon zest and juice in the center of the foil. Sprinkle with the red pepper flakes, 3/4 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Bring the long sides of the foil together in the middle and fold them over each other to seal. Fold each of the short sides up, making sure the packet is completely sealed. 
  3. Place on the grill and cook until the shrimp are fully cooked and the sauce is bubbling, about 9 minutes. Stir in the parsley and serve over pasta, rice or grilled bread.
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